One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express past experience of or overfamiliarity with something.‘I've been there, done that, got the video and the T-shirt’
- ‘I've been there, done that, now I'm over it, at least for now.’
- ‘Yes, when it comes to writing 50,000 word novels in a month, I've been there, done that, bought the t-shirt.’
- ‘It sometimes just feels like I've been there, done that!’
- ‘Dawn was a serial dater with a world-weary attitude: been there, done that, got the frog-kissing badge.’
- ‘I can quite confidently say that I've been there, done that, and come back.’
- ‘However, whenever the subject of marriage comes up, Bob says he's been there, done that, laughs, and changes the subject.’
- ‘I've been there, done that - it's for the younger players.’
- ‘But for the savvy traveler who has been there, done that, Tokyo offers hidden charms to rejuvenate the heart and relieve the soles.’
- ‘Hey, where technology is concerned, we have all been there, done that.’
- ‘He's been there, done that, stood the test of time as an artist, and he's only 23.’
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